Hong Kong’s  Center for Food Safety (CFS), a unit of  the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on Monday the results of a recently completed targeted food surveillance project on Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens in ready-to-eat foods.

Except for a preserved bean curd sample detected with excessive Bacillus cereus, which was announced earlier, test…

Bacteria sometimes associated with Chinese restaurants is the culprit behind an outbreak among more than 150 patrons of Mighty Taco restaurants in New York.

State health officials said Monday evening they had isolated Bacillus cereus in samples of refried beans collected from Mighty Taco locations as well as in lab samples submitted by sick people.…

Thanks to some Cornell University scientists, the food industry has a new tool for identifying specific isolates behind foodborne illness which utilizes the genomes of Bacillus cereus. The study was published Aug. 9 in the journal BMC Genomics. B. Cereus Spores Cells of the B. cereus group isolate that contain endospores. (Micrographic image

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 5.36.17 PMPark City, UT-based Du Monde Gourmet  on Dec. 31 recalled approximately 235 pounds of ready-to-eat pocket sandwich products, which may have experienced temperature deviation and may contain Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, and/or Clostridium botulinum, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches were produced on…

Carlton Foods of New Braunfels, TX, is recalling approximately 25,764 pounds of fresh Boudin products produced with pre-cooked rice that may have experienced temperature abuse and may contain an emetic toxin produced by Bacillus cereus, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The Boudin (sausage-like) products were produced on Aug. 22, 2014, through…

Liquid food for premature newborns that was distributed in the United Kingdom is under an urgent recall after being linked to the death of one child and blood poisoning in 14 others, according to The Guardian. The affected formula, administered to newborns in hospitals, was delivered to 22 healthcare facilities. The 15 children suffered…

Rite Aid is recalling approximately 85,000 tins of Rich Fields-brand butter cookies made in China because they may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.

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Bacillus cereus is a microorganism that may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting but rarely causes serious adverse health consequences. The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on the affected …

The Enforcement Report for March 3 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was pretty short when it came to the Class 1 Food Recalls and Enforcement Actions that we usually present here.

So, we got to looking at the less dangerous Class II Food Recalls and Enforcement Actions and found those contained all …

North America!  Drop the Slim Fast and move away from the scale!

Both Unilever United States Inc. and Unilever Canada Inc. are recalling several of their Slim-Fast ready-to-drink products distributed throughout North America.  

Unilever is working with both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the Slim …